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Dec 29, 2020

J&K: Election for Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson of DDCs to be held in next 20 days

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In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the election for the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of recently held maiden District Development Councils (DDCs) will be held in the next 20 days.

AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that according to Jammu & Kashmir Panchayati Raj Rules, the election for Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of DDCs shall not be held later than 20 days after administering of oath to the DDC members.

The J&K Panchayat Raj Rules for the election for Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons of the DDCs reads, "As soon as possible but not later than twenty days after the oath or affirmation of allegiance under sub-rule (1) is administered or made, the Deputy Commissioner concerned shall call under his presidentship a meeting of all elected members to elect one of its members to be the Chairpersons and another member to be the Vice-Chairperson.

As per the rules, the election for Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons can be delayed only due to natural calamities and severe law and order.

The elections shall be held not later than one month from declaration of result of election of the elected members of the DDCs.

Pertinently, on Monday all the elected DDC members were administered oaths by Deputy Commissioners in all 20 districts of the Union Territory.

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